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Like thousands of others, you have jumped head first into a healthy eating or workout regimen, only to find yourself sitting on the couch with your tub of ice cream about 2 weeks later saying, “Who was I kidding?!” Read on to see if you can relate to any of these common scenarios and check out my solutions for them!
- It’s not happening fast enough. We live in a world of instant gratification. We want it and we want it RIGHT NOW! Sadly, the last place we can expect instant gratification is when it pertains to weight loss. Think about it logically. If it took you a few months to out on those pounds, you can almost guarantee that it is going to take you the exact amount of time to take it off. You have to be patient! The solution isn’t to starve yourself or workout rigorously for 4-5 hours a day. You open yourself up to serious health risks approaching weight loss that way. The safest pace to drop pounds is about 1-2 pounds a week. You will want to keep your goals realistic and attainable so that you aren’t setting yourself up to get discouraged quickly.
- You miss your old go-to favorite foods. I’ll be the first to admit that I like heavy pastas and specialty coffee drinks as much as the next guy. I mean, come on. I am a trainer, but I’m also human. Here’s the thing: I don’t make these foods a daily habit. If you ever take time to look into the nutritional content of the popular “big name” coffee house drinks that many of us drool over, you may think twice before indulging so often. (Click here to see the nutrition facts in one of the most commonly consumed drinks from Starbucks.) Don’t get me wrong, depriving yourself is NOT the answer either. Studies show that people who try and quit something “cold turkey” are more likely to jump right back to their old bad habits very quickly and indulge even more than they did before, as opposed to someone who treated themselves to one of their favorite “treat foods” every now and then.
- You don’t understand moderation. As you see, if you just give up your favorite foods altogether, it sets your failure rate to a much a higher level. If you are eating healthily and portion-controlled about 95% of the time and also staying active 4-5 times a week, you CAN actually have a “cheat” every now and then by properly indulging in your favorite bad for you foods.
- Working out bores you. You absolutely DESPISE with the utmost passion even the thought of running on a treadmill. It is simply the bane of your existence because you just get so bored! Well, if that IS the case for you, you are not alone. I can’t tell you how many of my clients come to me telling me how much they hate getting in their cardio each week because they can’t stay interested in that type of workout. You may have read in one of my previous blog articles about H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training). H.I.I.T. training is a GREAT substitute for that tediously boring cardio time. H.I.I.T will keep you moving around, yet doing fun and challenging work that will get your heart rate up in a much more entertaining way than a treadmill or recumbent bike. To have an even more enjoyable time, grab a workout buddy to H.I.I.T. with!
The key to successful weight loss is making changes in your eating and physical activity habits that you can keep up for the rest of your life. We are offering a complimentary ebook Weight Loss For Life that will give you the tools you need to succeed. There is no obligation- Request your copy today!